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Grossglockner Normal Route

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Starting at the parking lot of the Lucknerhaus at 1918m one follows marked hiking trail through the ...

Grossvenediger Summer

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Meet your guide at the Defregger Haus (2963m), between 19:00 and 20:00h, where you have a briefing ...

Rock climbing course for beginners at the Lucknerhaus

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The newly equipped rock climbing area behind the parking area of the Lucknerhaus offers a perfect ...

E-Bike and Via Ferrata

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Via Ferratas or in german “Klettersteig” offer a great experience to tackle steep rock faces and ...

E-Bike and Hike

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FREIWANDSPITZE 2.920 m
we use the e-bikes to ride up the tranquil Teischnitztal, directly from Kals ...

Glacier travel course

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On this one day glacier travel course we go to the Teischnitzkees, a perfect practice area about an ...

Multi pitch rock climbing Lienzer Dolomites

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We meet at 8a.m at the Dolomitenhuette and approach the climbs in approx. 1.5 hours of hiking. ...

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Climbing course for advanced climbers

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The Karlsbader hut is the ideal setting for this type of course. This lovely hut sits at the shore ...

E-Bike and Climb

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Kendlspitze S-Ridge (III-)
From Kals we use our e-bikes over the Pahlberg to about 2300m. Here we ...

Frosnitzfall am Hohen Fenster (high window)

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A north face climb with special character, predominately on frozen waterfall ice, which offers a  ...

Hochgasser North Face

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There are many options and variations through this impressive face, depending on conditions and ...

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Climbing course for Beginners

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The Karlsbader hut is the ideal setting for this type of course. The hut sits at the shore of  ...

Prijakt North Couloir

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Perfect route for climbers who want to try an icy alpine climb for the the first time. This couloir ...

Schober Group

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The Schober group is an almost forgotten and hidden gem for any ambitious mountaineer. Although it ...

Cragging (sport climbing)

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The Kalser mountain guides are specialists when it comes to find the perfect venue for your ...

From gym climbing to outdoor climbing

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Most climbers these days have their first climbing experience in a climbing gym, but don’t know how ...

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Skitouring Weekend Lucknerhaus

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A relaxed long weekend without stress, comfortable accommodation, great food and ski in/out from the ...

Skitouring Weekend Matreier Tauernhaus

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A relaxed long weekend without stress, comfortable accommodation, great food and ski in/out from the ...

Intro to Ski Touring

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This half day is perfect for someone who is a good skier on piste and would like to get an idea what ...

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Ski mountaineering in the Venediger Group

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We are stationed in the western Venediger group, at one of the best high alpine ski huts in the ...

Ski Mountaineering with instruction

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Depending on conditions we choose a proper outing, generally we try to include proper glaciated ...

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Ski Touring course for Beginners

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1st day: Travel to Kals, check in at your accommodation and get the rental gear in the retail shop.

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Ski Touring course for the advanced

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1st day: Travel to Kals, check in at your accommodation and get the rental gear in the retail shop.

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Relaxed Ski Touring Week

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This program is perfect for people who enjoy day trips with a relaxed pace and nice downhill skiing ...

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Lesachalm Chalet Weekend

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A truly unique couple of nights in the newly built Chalet Village at 1800m with engaging ski touring ...

Ski traverse Hoch Tirol South

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This is the little brother of the “Hoch Tirol” ski traverse and therefore also a good first ...

Grossglockner Stuedlgrat

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Starting point of the tour is the Lucknerhaus, from where you hike in 2.5 hours on a marked hiking ...

Glacier travel course with an ascent of Grossglockner

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Starting point of the tour is the Lucknerhaus, from where you hike in 2.5 hours on a marked hiking ...

Glacier travel course with an ascent of Grossglockner Stuedlgrad

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Starting point of the tour is the Lucknerhaus, from where you hike in 2.5 hours on a marked hiking ...

Grossglockner 3 Valley Route

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1st day:
Meeting early morning with your guide at the Lucknerhaus at 1918m, we follow the marked ...

Grossglockner NW-Ridge

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A stunning ridge climb to the highest summit in Austria, demanding and long with rock difficulties ...

GROSSGLOCKNER reg. Route from Stuedl Hut

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This tour is ideal for clients who want to climb the Grossglockner but don’t want to sleep in the ...

Hofmannsspitze

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Starting point of the tour is the Lucknerhaus, from where you hike in 2.5 hours on a marked hiking ...

Grossglockner Mayerl Ramp

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There are a couple different ways to reach the base of the route, depending on conditions, but the ...

Grossglockner Pallavicini Couloir

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There are a couple different ways to reach the base of the route, depending on conditions, but the ...

Glocknerwand Traverse

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11 of the highest summits in Austria, demanding and long. One of the biggest alpine climbs in the ...

Grossglockner Theo Riml Memorial Route

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There are a couple different ways to reach the base of the route, depending on conditions, but the ...

Rock climbing course with an ascent of Grossglockner

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On this 3 day program you will meet your guide the first day at the cragging area of the ...

Rock climbing course with an ascent of Grossglockner Stuedl Ridge

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On this 3 day program you will meet your our guide the first day at the cragging area of the ...

Prijakt West Ridge

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A very worthwhile day trip into a quiet region away from the masses. You will meet your guide early ...

Dreiherrnspitze and Roetspitze

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Two of the most beautiful 11000ers in one of the more remote places in the Hohe Tauern National ...

Venediger Crown Summer

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the Grossvenediger and his neighbouring mountains, a bastion of ice, snow and rock. The Venediger ...

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Mountain climbing week in Kals

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A special “all inclusive package” which will not disappoint. You can trust our local knowledge and ...

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Ski Touring with instruction

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This program is catered for someone who already made his first steps with some smaller tours, but ...

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Corn snow days Kals

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You will meet your guide in your accommodation in Kals the evening prior to the trip for a briefing ...

Around the Grossglockner with skis

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The ski tour is planned as such that the Grossglockner is circumnavigated on skis. Starting point of ...

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Ski traverse Hoch Tirol

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The “Hoch Tirol” ski traverse is the longest of this kind in the alps, travels on predominantly ...

Grossglockner regular route with skis

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The ski tour is planned as such that the Grossglockner is circumnavigated on skis. Starting point of ...

Grossvenediger with skis

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The Grossvenediger (3666m) is not only the fifth highest mountain of Austria, it also hosts the ...

Ice climbing drop in

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This few hours of top rope belayed ice climbing is a fun activity for everyone, old and young, or as ...

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Ice climbing course for Beginners

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For those who want to learn how to proper ice climb and belay, or have been only out a couple of ...

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Ice climbing course for advanced Climbers

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You have already done a bunch of ice climbing up to grade WI4, but like so many others you hit the ...

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Ice climbing course for intermediate Climbers

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If you’ve already done an ice climbing course for beginners in the past, or if you have been ...

Intro to Free riding

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An introduction to lift accessed, off piste powder skiing. You will receive couching on proper ...

Free riding day

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With this program we try to give you the best lift accessed, off piste powder skiing, regardless if ...

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Freeride course

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With this 3 day program we will  give you the best lift accessed, off piste powder skiing one can ...

Powder Days in Osttirol

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With this program we try to give you the best lift accessed, off piste Freeriding available at the ...

Avalanche Rescue Training

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This is an essential course for everyone who is planning on going skiing in the back country, for ...

Felbertauern Ice Easy

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Ice climbing long weekend at the Felbertauern up to grade WI4, sleeping at the cozy Matreier ...

Felbertauern Ice Extreme

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Ice and mixed climbing long weekend at the Felbertauern up to whatever grade you want to achieve, ...

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Ski Tour Pure week

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During this week based in a comfortable accommodation in Kals we try to sample the best ski tours of ...

Ski Touring Week Innervillgraten

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“come to us, we got nothing” is the advertising slogan of the Villgratental. Truly the point, since ...

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Kalser Glacier journey

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1st day:
Starting at the parking lot of the Lucknerhaus at 1918m you will be guided by a National ...

Difficulty Scale

1/5

Fitness (for all activities)
little fitness = you can hike an elevation gain of 400m up and down, or a total time of 3-4 hours depending on the activity

Technical skills Ski Touring:
easy (up to 30 degrees)=very easy or easy ski tour with a steepness less than 30 degrees. No previous knowledge required. You can parallel ski on groomers. No kick turns required.

Technical skills Ice Climbing:
easy (40-60 degrees)=fairly flat waterfall with small steps, mostly top rope belayed

Technical skills Alpine Climbing:
easy=easy snow slopes, glaciated terrain with some crevasses, pretty much everyone can do this, no previous experience required.

Technical skills Rock Climbing:
easy=easy terrain like scree slopes or blocky ridges with good stances where you need your hands for support. Good for beginners or children.

Technical skills hiking:
T1 hiking=always on a good hiking trail, no fall hazard. No requirements, also possible with running shoes, everyone can do this.

Technical skills Via Ferrata:
K1 very easy=very easy Via Ferrata which is possible for beginners and children.

Technical skills Snow Shoe hikes:
easy with less than 25 degrees=fairly flat, no avalanche hazard. Everyone can do this.

2/5

Fitness (for all activities)
basic fitness = you can hike an elevation gain of 400m to 800m up and down, or a total time of 5 hours depending on the activity

Technical skills Ski Touring:
easy (approx. 30 degrees)=easy ski tour with a steepness around 30 degrees. You can parallel ski on all groomers and can turn off piste. Some kick turns required or other means to make a change of direction in 30 degree terrain.

Technical skills Ice Climbing:
moderate (70-80degrees)=short but steep waterfall steps to almost vertical. You should be able to put your own screws in and build a basic anchor. Basic ice climbing skills required.

Technical skills Alpine Climbing:
moderate=predominantly low apple snow slopes with shorter steep sections, glaciated terrain with crevasses, sure footing required.

Technical skills Rock Climbing:
moderate=climbing routes with sections up to grade 2-3 (UIAA scale), scrambling terrain or steeper scree slopes should be handled with ease. For talented beginners or people with some previous climbing experience.

Technical skills hiking:
T2 mountain hiking=easy hike on a good hiking trail, with shorter steep sections, barely any fall hazard. Possible with running shoes, but proper hiking shoes recommended. some sure footing is helpful. Since those trails are located above treeline, one can run into snowfields early season or washed out sections after lightning storms.

Technical skills Via Ferrata:
K2 easy=Easy Via Ferrata which is possible for beginners and children, but some sure footing and no fear of heights required.

Technical skills Snow Shoe hikes:
easy with less than 25 degrees=fairly flat, some avalanche hazard possible. Everyone can do this.

 

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Fitness (for all activities)
Good fitness = you can hike an elevation gain of 800m to 1200m up and down, or a total time of 7-8 hours depending on the activity

Technical skills Ski Touring:
moderate (up to 35 degrees)=Moderate ski tour with a steepness up to 35 degrees. Most classic ski tours fall in this category. You can parallel ski in most snow conditions off piste. Kick turns required, experience with ski crampons, and some basic crampon techniques for glaciated sections.

Technical skills Ice Climbing:
moderately difficult (80-90degrees)=short but steep waterfall steps to vertical ice and traverses. You should be able to put your own screws in, build a basic anchor and belay your partner. Good ice climbing skills required.

Technical skills Alpine Climbing:
moderately difficult=steeper snow and ice slopes with the occasional belay, partially heavily crevassed glaciated terrain, small Bergschrunds, mountain experience, basic rope handling and sure footing required.

Technical skills Rock Climbing:
moderately difficult=exposed climbing routes with sections up to grade 3-4 (UIAA scale) over several pitches, scrambling terrain or steeper scree slopes should be handled with ease. Previous rock climbing experience is essential.

Technical skills hiking:
T3 demanding mountain hiking=at times no hiking trail and/or exposed sections, could require holding on to fixed ropes or chains, and/or the use of your hands for balance and support,  proper hiking shoes a must. Sure footing and some basic mountain experience come in handy. Since those trails are located above treeline, one can run into snowfields early season or washed out sections after lightning storms.

Technical skills Via Ferrata:
K3 moderately difficult=More exposed and steeper Via Ferrata, sure footing and no fear of heights required.

Technical skills Snow Shoe hikes:
demanding with up to 30degrees=generally moderately steep with short steeper sections, some movement skills and balance helps. Some sections lead through avalanche terrain and need to be managed accordingly.

 

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Fitness (for all activities)
Very good fitness = you can hike an elevation gain of 1200m to 1500m up and down, or a total time of 10 hours depending on the activity

Technical skills Ski Touring:
demanding (up to 40degrees)=ski tour with a steepness up to 40degrees. A step up from regular ski tours. You are a good, solid skier in most snow conditions off piste. Solid kick turns required, experience with ski crampons, solid crampon technique for glaciated sections, basic rope handling may be required.

Technical skills Ice Climbing:
difficult (90degrees)=consistently steep waterfall ice or long alpine couloirs, at times basic mixed climbing skills are needed.  You might encounter sections of bad ice quality. You should be able to put your own screws in, build a basic anchor and belay your partner. Very good ice climbing skills required.

Technical skills Alpine Climbing:
difficult=steep ice slopes with the occasional belay, exposed ridge and face climbing to grade 4 (UIAA scale), partially heavily crevassed and complicated glaciated terrain, Bergschrunds, in depth mountain experience, general rope handling and sure footing required.

Technical skills Rock Climbing:
difficult=exposed climbing routes with multiple sections up to grade 5 (UIAA scale) over many pitches, scrambling terrain or steeper scree slopes should be handled with ease. Previous rock climbing experience of many grade 4 routes is essential.

Technical skills hiking:
T4 difficult mountain hiking=at times no hiking trail and/or exposed sections, steep scree and grass slopes may be crossed. Could require holding on to fixed ropes or chains, and/or the use of your hands for balance and support,  proper hiking shoes a must. Some sections may lead over glaciated terrain and bare ice. Sure footing and some basic mountain experience an asset.

Technical skills Via Ferrata:
K4 difficult=Exposed and steep Via Ferrata, sure footing and no fear of heights required. Short, exposed sections without the aid of a steel cable.

Technical skills Snow Shoe hikes:
difficult with over 30degrees=generally moderately angled terrain with longer, steeper sections, maybe involving short rock sections and glaciers. Good movement skills and balance an asset. Some sections lead through avalanche terrain and need to be managed accordingly.

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Fitness (for all activities)
Extremely good fitness = you can hike an elevation gain of over 1600m up and down, or a total time over 10 hours depending on the activity

Technical skills Ski Touring:
difficult (above 40degrees)=ski tour with a steepness above 40degrees. You are a very good, solid skier in all snow conditions off piste. Sections of the tour may lead through a “no fall zone” up and/or down. Solid kick turns required, experience with ski crampons, solid crampon and ice axe technique for glaciated sections and frozen faces, basic rope handling is required.

Technical skills Ice Climbing:
very difficult (90degrees+)=consistently steep waterfall ice with potential rock steps, or long, time-consuming alpine couloirs or faces, mixed climbing skills are an asset.  The ice quality might be poor at times. You are able to put your own screws in, build a basic anchor and belay your partner. Very good ice climbing and alpine climbing skills required.

Technical skills Alpine Climbing:
very difficult=steep ice and mixed slopes with continuous belayed climbing, time consuming, exposed ridge and face climbing to grade 4 (UIAA scale) and short sections may be above that grade. Partially heavily crevassed and complicated glaciated terrain, Bergschrunds, in depth mountain experience, good rope handling and a large degree of independent responsibility required.

Technical skills Rock Climbing:
very difficult=exposed climbing routes with multiple sections up to grade 6 (UIAA scale) over many pitches, or short sections above that grade. In depth rock climbing experience of many grade 5 routes is essential.

Technical skills hiking:
T5 very difficult mountain hiking=predominantly no hiking trail and exposed sections, steep scree and grass slopes will be crossed. Will require holding on to fixed ropes or chains, and/or shorter rock climbing sections. Proper hiking shoes a must. Some sections may lead over glaciated terrain and bare ice. Sure footing and good mountain experience an asset.

Technical skills Via Ferrata:
K5 very difficult=Exposed and steep, partially overhanging Via Ferrata, sure footing and no fear of heights required. Short, exposed sections without the aid of a steel cable should be handled with ease.

Technical skills Snow Shoe hikes:
very difficult with over 35degrees=challenging terrain with longer, steeper sections, maybe involving short rock sections and glaciers. Good movement skills and balance a must. Several sections lead through avalanche terrain and need to be managed accordingly.

 

 

 

 

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